That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore Lyrics

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey
album: Track 5 in album Meat Is Murder
release date: 1985-2-11
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock
length: 4:59
producer: The Smiths
engineer: Stephen Street
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

Cover Art

The Smiths Meat Is Murder cover art
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Park the car at the side of the road
You should know
Time's tide will smother you
And I will too
When you laugh about people who feel so
Very lonely
Their only desire is to die
Well, I'm afraid
It doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh

But that joke isn't funny anymore
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone
More than you'll ever know ...

Kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down
You kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down

It was dark as I drove the point home
And on cold leather seats
Well, it suddenly struck me
I just might die with a smile on my
Face after all

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
And now it's happening in mine

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
And now it's happening in mine

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
And now it's happening in mine

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
And now it's happening in mine
Oh ...

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
Oh ...
And now it's happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
Oh...
And now, now, now it's happening in mine
(I've seen this happen)
Happening in mine
Oh...now, now

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
Oh...
And now it's happening in mine
(Happen)
Happening in mine
Oh...
Happening in mine
Happening in mine
Happening in mine

I've seen this happen in other people's
Lives
Oh...
And now, now, now it's happening in mine
Happening in mine
Mine, mine
Happening in mine


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Headmaster Ritual
  • 2 Rusholme Ruffians
  • 3 I Want the One I Can’t Have
  • 4 What She Said
  • 5 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  • 6 Nowhere Fast
  • 7 Well I Wonder
  • 8 Barbarism Begins at Home
  • 9 Meat Is Murder